Featuring illustrator Rebecca Bagley

Featuring illustrator Rebecca Bagley

1) How do you find inspiration?

I think the more concerning question is how does it find me? I removed my address from my website  and everything but it still keeps turning up!

I think everyday life can be inspiring, even when nothing is happening. Stories and characters are hidden everywhere and it’s in the quietest moments when I tend to forage for them. Read more

Get inspired by @tonyfutura

Feature of the day: @tonyfutura

There are so many ways to be creative and that’s what we enjoy when discovering new creators that inspire us. We came across the work of @tonyfutura on Instagram, counting more than 17k followers and we just wanted to learn more about him and his work!

1) How do you find inspiration?

Instagram and the social web is a good source of inspiration, because it provides me with many different perspectives, topics and news…often I just need to see a random object and a process starts in my head where I try to set up a new view on it or to put this into a special actual situation. Read more

Typography of the day by Joel Felix

Typography of the day by Joel Felix

Today we’re exploring the creativity of Joel Felix, a freelance designer who specialises in branding, hand-lettering and illustration, while he’s crazy about all things concerning typography.

When did you start as a designer?

I stumbled upon graphic design in college after taking a year off because I didn’t’ know what I was going to do with my Art Studio major. When I came back to finish my degree I took an introductory class to Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign and fell in love with design. I immediately switched majors once I realized that there was an entire “business side” of being creative. I viewed the computer and those applications as a different “medium” to work in, just I had with painting or drawing or sculpting. The rest is as they say “history.” Read more

Map Illustration by Larissa Seilern

Larissa Seilern

We are starting the new week feeling inspired by the illustrated map of Larissa Seilern, as it reminds us that there’s always a reason to explore the beauty of the world (and language barrier should not be an excuse to delay your next adventure). Larissa is a freelance illustrator based in Vienna and here’s what we learned from her:

How do you find inspiration?

I guess the usual – just getting out of the studio for a while and doing the opposite of work.
For example traveling is a huge source of inspiration- especially India with all its intensity. Read more

Street Photography with Cris Rose

Street Photography with Cris Rose
According to Elliott Erwitt, “photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place” and this certainly applies to the art of street photography.

Today we are featuring the black and white street photography of Cris Rose, a freelance photographer and artist based in London who never misses an opportunity to observe people and take another shot. Read more

Wanderlust and typography with Adam Vicarel

If you’re struggling to get through the day, it may be a good idea to have a look at the creative typography of Adam Vicarel, an artist, designer and traveler who created an ideal Instagram feed for anyone looking for an adventurous boost. His work gives you the right motivation to seize the day and he might even inspire you to plan a trip during the weekend!

1) When did you start as a designer?

I started in 2011 right after I graduated college. I got a job in southern Ohio designing t-shirts for a company called Rokkitwear, and I was ultimately hired by their mother company, Touchstone, and I did everything from branding, apparel design, and product design to web, UI and marketing campaigns. I was pretty mediocre at all of it, but I had a strong work ethic and an even stronger drive to improve.

2) How do you find inspiration?

I try to find my inspiration from as many places as possible. Namely, not inspiration sites. I most often find myself getting inspired or having ideas when I’m just talking to people; I’m very extroverted–I thrive on human interaction, and I often connect the dots between obscure references, conversations and quotes. I also constantly find myself coming up with some of my best ideas when I’m in the midst of a long hike in the mountains, or while I’m climbing, skating or snowboarding. Read more

“An Illustrator’s Lunch” by Aleesha Nandhra

'An Illustrator's Lunch' by Aleesha Nandhra

It’s lunch time and just when we were wondering what to eat, we came across the work of Aleesha Nandhra and her creative take on “An Illustrator’s Lunch.” As it seems, illustrators may be inspired from anything, beating their creative hunger in the most unique ways!

How did you come up with the idea of this illustration?

This illustration just started off as a doodle of some pencils inside a food tin and I just
progressed from there. I knew that it would be a strong visual idea and I had to go through with it and make it! I can’t recall exactly what the thought process behind the initial idea was, but I was most likely thinking about food! Read more

Creating ‘Smart Art’ with Kristián Mensa

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Creativity can be found everywhere, even in everyday objects. Kristián Mensa and his art prove that an orange, a pasta, or a brush may lead to impressive results.

Kristián is a young artist from Prague that loves using normally uninteresting objects, using his imagination to give a new meaning to them. With more than 32 thousand followers on his Instagram account and press coverage from Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, Mashable, Elite Daily, and so many others, we couldn’t help but discover more about the ‘smart art’ of Kristián.

– How did you come up with the idea of ‘Smart Art’?

I’ve received a lot of comments and positive feedback – Most of the time I was told how smart and clever I am. Sometimes even a genius was mentioned so I’ve decided to call my work Smart Art – since it nicely describes what I do plus it has a playful rhyme. But to make things clear. I definitely do not call myself or think of myself as a genius. Practice during long nights or on Fridays when everyone else was having a drink is what helped me to expand my creative thinking and improve my drawing skills. (But there is still a lot what to get better at) Read more

Food Lettering with Victoria Black

 Food Lettering with Victoria Black

Creative typography is always appreciated, especially when it also includes food photography. That’s how we discovered the work of Victoria Black, a letterer & graphic designer that is obsessed with typography, as well as donuts.

She decided to take her creativity to the next level by creating the Food Lettering project, along with the talented photographer Vanessa Rees. Vanessa took the photos and suggested the lovely recipes, while Victoria was inspired by them to create the hand-lettering. 

1) How do you find inspiration?

It may be cliche to say this, but inspiration can come from anywhere and sometimes it’s very unexpected.  Read more

Introducing Illustrator Donghyun Lim

Monday is not just about #MotivationMonday quotes, that’s why we are always looking for new opportunities to feel creative and get inspired. Today we are introducing Donghyun Lim, an illustrator from Seoul that expresses himself through his colourful illustrations.

We were impressed by his creative ‘Eat Share Love’ project for the application, Light-Up, but also from his combination of illustration and typography for the creation of his own alphabet, with each letter having a visual representation for it.

Introducing Illustrator Donghyun Lim

What’s more, here’s what we learned about him and his work: Read more